Wikimania/2005/sd

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Wikimania 2005 was held in Frankfurt am Main from 4-8 August 2005.

Planning/Organization

General information:

  • Location: Haus der Jugend, a youth hostel with conference rooms and on-site dorms in Frankfurt am Main (Wikimania 2005 city)[1]
  • Number of attendee countries: over 50 countries[3]
  • Conference languages: primarily English, German. The official languages of the conference include English, German, and French[4].
  • Cost to attend:
  • Accommodation: on-site at the Haus der Jugend (total beds 434)

Program:

  • Program information: Researchers and speakers presented studies and experiments on Wikipedia and other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, on wiki culture and technology, and on the world of free knowledge. The program included presentations, workshops, and tutorials to give an overview of the current state of research on wikis and free knowledge projects. Programme
  • Session videos:
  • Pre- and post- conferences: A separate hacking days session for MediaWiki software developers and Wikimedia hardware maintainers was held on July 31-August 3[5]
  • WMF organizational meetings, special meetings: WMF Board panel, open to all conference attendees
  • Themes: no.
  • Types of submissions: Paper/Presentation, Short presentation, Poster, Workshop, Tutorial.
  • Parallel sessions: 4-5
  • پروگرام ڪاميٽي:

Media:

  • Number of journalists attending:
  • Media stories:

Planning:

  • Planning wiki: mostly on meta
  • Program/registration software used: big pieces of paper on the floor for the program; in-house software written by Austin (?) for registration

Budget and funding:

  • ڪل بجيٽ:
  • Scholarship budget:
  • Total scholarships awarded:
  • Link to budget breakdown:
  • Funds from the WMF:
  • Sponsors: Answers.com, Socialtext Incorporated, DocCheck. Sun Microsystems sponsors the big Wikimania party on Saturday. Media partners: German Library Association and Linux New Media AG. List of the sponsors.

Reports:

  • Suggestions page:
  • Budget reports:
  • Other reports:

Brand

References